Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thorny truth about open source software - WMLA Fall Meeting

Join us on October 3 at the MLS Office in Whately for the Western Massachusetts Library Advocates Fall Meeting.  Our program introduces Open Source software, its strengths and issues.  Our topic:  "The thorny truth about open source software, or 'We never promised you a rose garden'"!  Our presenter is Kathy Lussier, the project coordinator for the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC). 
Kathy Lussier has been working with the open source Evergreen Integrated Library System for 2 1/2 years as the project coordinator for MassLNC. As the coordinator, she manages software development projects, supports collaboration among the three MassLNC networks, and serves as a liaison to vendors and the larger Evergreen community. She is also a member of the Evergreen Oversight Board and a content coordinator for Evergreen's Documentation Interest Group. She previously worked as a technology consultant for the Southeastern Massachusetts Library System (SEMLS). 
Whether you know it or not, Open Source software is in your present and future.  Join us and become informed about the Open Source community, its benefits and travails, and how it is changing the face of Massachusetts resource sharing.
9:30 - 10:00 Refreshments
10:00              Program: "Thorny truth about open source software, or 'We never promised you a rosegarden'"!    Speaker: Kathy Lussier, MassLNC 
11:15               Business Meeting & Elections
Please plan on attending the Annual Fall Meeting of the WMLA Membership for what should be a timely and thought provoking presentation.  There will be time for Q&A.

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